Redhill Business Park

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Site Description: Redhill is a green field site of 40 acres (16.19 hectares) net situated between the M6 motorway and A34 to the north of Stafford town centre. The site has been highly successful and only one plot remains, Plot 1b of 0.86 hectares. The site is adjacent to the Prime Point and ProLogis Park Stafford sites and is in close proximity to Junction 14 of the M6. The site includes a speculative development, Triton, by Trebor/Rockspring of 115,185 sq. ft. and is also home to G.E.

Overall Developable Land: 16.19 hectares (40 acres) net.

Planning Use: B1b & B1c, B2 and B8

Site Owner: Staffordshire County Council

Planning Authority: Stafford Borough Council

Major Local Companies: General Electric, Bostik Findley, Instem, Datel, Perkins and Screwfix

Workforce: 192,140 within a thirty minute drive-time

Sat Nav: ST16 1WQ

Webcam: http://goodman.reachtimelapse.co.uk/stafford/

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Cities
Birmingham 28 miles (45 km)
London 141 miles (227 km)
Manchester 58 miles (98 km)
Sheffield 77 miles (124 km)
Stoke-on-Trent 17 miles (27 km)
Ports
Folkstone 216 miles (348 km)
Harwich 207 miles (333 km)
Hull 121 miles (195 km)
Southampton 170 miles (273 km)
Airports
Birmingham 37 miles (60 km)
Manchester 51 miles (82 km)
Nottingham East Midlands 62 miles (100 km)
Motorways
M1 (Junction 24) 27 miles (64 km)
M6 (Junction 14) 1 mile (1.6 km)

Infra structure works commence

Friday, 1st of February 2013

Work has commenced on the infra structure for Redhill Business Park. The work including a newe junction to the site with the A34 by the end of the year.


Planning Consent Granted

Thursday, 11th of October 2012

Planning consent has been granted by Stafford Borough Council for the development of 40 acres of land to the north of Stafford town centre. The consent for light industrial, research and development, manufacturing and distribution and storage (B1b, B1c, B2 and B8). The site, owned by Staffordshire County Council, could be set to create as many as 2,500 new skilled jobs on the new £8.5m business park.

Work should begin shortly at the Redhill site in Stafford after the scheme was given the green light by Stafford Borough Council.

The business park is aimed at companies in the research and technology sector, enabling them to set up advanced manufacturing and production facilities.

Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for skills and employment Ben Adams said: “We aim to get things moving as soon as possible on the Redhill site to ensure we are bringing in jobs and investment at the earliest opportunity.

“We have been working closely with Stafford Borough Council and would like to thank members of its planning committee for their backing for improved employment opportunities and prosperity for the town and the county.

“The potential to deliver up a significant amount of hi-tech jobs means this is big news. Redhill will be a welcome addition to our family of sites for business development and increase the county’s skilled workforce.”

He said the new site was key to Staffordshire’s continuing economic regeneration, which is being led by the likes of the i54 site in Southern Staffordshire, set to the home of Jaguar Land Rover’s new £355m engine plant.

Seven plots at Redhill aimed at high quality businesses will be developed. The site lies on county council land to the north of an existing retail and business park.

Work should be completed by late summer 2013.

Also building on successes gained at Lymedale Business Park in Newcastle, Staffordshire Technology Park in Stafford and Towers Business Park in Rugeley, the county said the new site at Redhill would add significantly to the county’s growing status globally as a key place to invest.


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County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs on completed development projects and boost workplace skills

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Business development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs.

The total value of the 15 projects completed since the growth programme began in in 2014 is £160million. Projects which are currently being carried out are valued at £204million – £15million of which is from direct county council investment.

With current (live) projects, for every £1 invested by the county council, £13.60 worth of private sector and other investment is levered in. So far on the completed sites such as i54 South Staffordshire and Redhill Business Park there are already 6,650 people working or jobs have been committed.

In addition to creating employment in Staffordshire, the sites attract additional investment, boost supply chain industries and contribute to public services through increased business rates.

The completed employment sites generate around £9 million worth of total business rates per annum – half of which is returned back to central government. It is anticipated that completed and planned developments will eventually generate £30million in business rates.

In addition to the delivery of major business and infrastructure development, the county council’s growth programme includes support for existing businesses, the development of skills to meet the needs of employers and the roll-out of superfast fibre broadband.

The county council administers the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub on behalf of the local enterprise partnership (LEP). It gives support to small and medium sized businesses – including signposting them to funding opportunities and professional advice. Between May 2014 and May 2018 is has assisted over 6,000 businesses.

As a result of increased employment opportunities there is an increased need by businesses for skills in advanced manufacturing and engineering. An Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Hub is being delivered across six sites to provide state of the art learning facilities and equipment. It is supporting over 4,500 learners and adding millions to the local economy output.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: “Our economic growth programme is delivering the creation of skilled jobs and millions of pounds worth of investment. It is a priority of the county council to ensure that there are increased employment opportunities in our key sectors with higher skilled, better paid jobs making us a more prosperous county,

“Before the current programme ends a further 17,000 jobs will be created and 4,500 trainees, learners or apprentices supported.

“In addition to delivering the infrastructure to pave the way for business development we will build our network of support for small businesses which employ 55 per cent of our workforce. This programme is helping us to ensure that we have a balanced and strong economy in Staffordshire.”

The economic growth programme report will be discussed at a meeting of the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee next week.

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Multi-million pound business investment creates thousands of Staffordshire jobs

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Investment totalling nearly £400million in Staffordshire business developments since 2014 will lead to the creation of over 13,000 jobs on schemes completed as part of the county council’s growth programme.

A report published today states that since 2014, economy boosting projects with a total value of £383million have been completed, are under construction or being planned. Of this total, some £56million of direct investment will come from the county council. This means that for every £1 invested by the county council an additional £15 is levered in from the private sector or from the Government.

The number of small businesses with fewer than 49 employees in Staffordshire is growing and makes up 96 per cent of all businesses in the county. Larger businesses account for 55 per cent of employment in Staffordshire, reinforcing their role in the local economy. Staffordshire has seen near full employment for some time with just one per cent of the local population claiming unemployment benefits. This is lower than both regional and national averages.

In addition to its business development investment, the county council has continued to develop its business support programme. This includes the delivery of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub on behalf of the Local Enterprise Partnership. The hub has helped more than 4,300 local companies since it was set up in 2014.

Redhill StaffordSuccessful development schemes have included i54 South Staffordshire, Redhill Business Park in Stafford and Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock. The county council is also supporting development at Branston Locks near Burton and Bericote Four Ashes in South Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: “Staffordshire’s economy is in healthy shape and this report demonstrates how far we have come in a relatively short time. We have seen considerable investment in the last three years which has seen significant returns and will result in the creation of thousands of jobs.

“It is a county council priority to do all we can to create the right conditions for businesses to grow and thrive. As figures suggest, employment is fairly evenly distributed across large and small businesses and so it is important that we promote a mixed and balanced economy.

“We have established a number of good quality employment sites with more in the pipeline which gives us a strong basis to make the most of Government funding opportunities. We are continuing to support businesses of all sizes and attract new investment and look forward to building on our successes into 2018.”

The economic growth capital and development programme report will be discussed by the county council’s Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee next Friday December 15.

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Omicron moves to new Stafford Centre

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Global energy technology company, Omicron have received the keys to their new purpose built service centre in Stafford from builders, Pave Aways.

The state-of-the-art centre on Redhill Business Park, Stafford, contains Omicron’s technical, training and sales centre serving staff from electrical utilities, industrial plants, equipment manufacturers and service companies.

This new 750 sq. m. centre will see staff relocated from nearby Staffordshire Technology Park.

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Further business expansion paves way for more Staffordshire jobs

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Further business expansion in Staffordshire announced this month will strengthen its position as a place of opportunity, the county’s economic growth leader has said.

With business development continuing at pace across the county, two businesses operating in Staffordshire have just announced further major investment. Jaguar Land Rover is planning to build a £40million storage facility for 6,500 vehicles in Stone. Developer Stoford is holding a public consultation today on the plans for the site at Stone Business Park which would create 75 jobs. The development would complement Jaguar Land Rover’s manufacturing facility at i54 South Staffordshire and its other Midlands sites.

Stafford-based Perkins, which produces diesel and gas engines for global export, has submitted its plans for site expansion in the county town. The company employs 750 people. Meanwhile GE’s relocation to the county council-developed Redhill Business Park in Stafford should be completed by next month. In South Staffordshire, automotive supplier Gestamp has started initial operations at the Bericote Four Ashes Business Park early as the county council completes road junction improvements and access to the site.

Staffordshire County Council economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: “Jaguar Land Rover’s announcement on plans for its storage facility in Stone demonstrates further commitment to Staffordshire and will complement its thriving manufacturing facility here. Like GE, Perkins is a long- established county employer where generations have worked and we are pleased it is expanding here, enabling it to offer greater opportunities and high quality jobs locally. And with Gestamp’s operations beginning earlier than expected, we are seeing real strength and resilience in our economy. These are all important developments as we continue to support the creation of better paid, higher skilled jobs in Staffordshire.”

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Global energy firm’s new training and service centre takes shape at Staffordshire business park

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A new UK service centre for a global energy technology company is taking shape in Staffordshire.

Electrical energy firm OMICRON is investing £2 million in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility at Stafford’s Redhill Business Park. The county council-developed Redhill is nearly at full occupancy.

OMICRON is renowned for its innovative testing, diagnosis and monitoring solutions for electrical energy systems. Customers include energy providers and utilities, manufacturers of equipment for the transmission and distribution of electrical power and more.

The company is currently based at Stafford Technology Park, and will relocate to its new premises when complete. It has worked closely with Staffordshire County Council to secure the move. The county council completed the necessary infrastructure to aid its development.

Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: “OMICRON is the latest addition to Redhill Business Park, which is becoming renowned as a leading site for innovation and growth. The site development by the county council has been a great success and with near full occupancy we know our investment has made a difference.

“Our inward investment team has been working closely with OMICRON and so we’re pleased to welcome the company to Redhill, especially as it is a company in one of our key sectors with a highly skilled workforce. We look forward to its continued expansion and contribution to Staffordshire’s ever-growing economy.”

Birmingham-based Pinnegar Hayward Design (PHD) Architects is leading the project. The 8,000 sq ft building will serve as a technical, training and sales centre. The development is progressing well, with the steel framework and infrastructure already completed. OMICRON is expected to relocate to the new building this summer.

Redhill is home to GE’s new facility which is already in operation, with a second under construction. Birmingham developer Trebor recently completed its industrial unit at the site and is now ready for occupation. The county council invested £10million to create Redhill Business Park.

Staffordshireas position as innovative contributor to UK industrial strategy highlighted by Chancellor visit

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The Chancelloras visit to the new Staffordshire base of a global energy firm on the day the UKas Industrial Strategy launch demonstrates the areaas position as a key contributor, the county council leader has said.

Chancellor Philip Hammond visited the new GE facilities at the county council-developed Redhill Business Park yesterday. The company, which is Staffordas biggest employer, is expanding its operations on three plots at Redhill.

Prime Minister Theresa May launched the consultation into the new Industrial Strategy yesterday. A green paper will set out ways the government can provide support to businesses by addressing regulatory barriers, agreeing trade deals and helping to establish institutions that encourage innovation and skills development.

Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: aThe launch of the new UK Industrial Strategy yesterday has seen the Chancellor visit GE in Stafford a one of our flagship companies which has set out its commitment to the county by retaining and expanding its operations here. This is a clear demonstration of Staffordshireas position as a key contributor to the emerging strategy. We have already made great progress in recent years in what the Government has set out as its ten priorities a from upgrading infrastructure to developing research, innovation and skills. Our investment in Redhill, the New Keele Deal and the advanced manufacturing and engineering skills hub are examples of this. By planning ahead, we have been able to provide the sites and contribute to the development of a skilled workforce for international companies such as GE. This in turn provides local opportunities for higher skilled, better paid jobs and at the same time enable the generation of affordable energy and cleaner growth.a

The New Keele Deal is a AL70million research-led collaboration led by Keele University with Staffordshire County Council and other organisations which will lead to the creation of 700 jobs and support 1,000 businesses.

People can find out more about the New Keele Deal by visiting:A www.keele.ac.uk/newkeeledeal

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Trebor / Rockspring Complete Unit At Redhill Business Park

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Leading Midlands developer, Trebor Developments and funding partner Rockspring, have completed the 115,000 sq. ft. aTritona speculative industrial development, located at the Redhill Business Park, 1.4 miles from Junction 14 of the M6, Stafford, built by Kier Construction.

The building provides much needed quality industrial space for occupiers looking for a prominent, high quality industrial location with excellent motorway connections.A The building, which is immediately available, provides 6 dock loading doors, 2 level access doors, substantial 50 m. yards, Cat A first floor office accommodation and a secure site.

Bob Tattrie, Managing Partner of Trebor Developments, on behalf of the partners, commented: aThe building looks fantastic and has received many complementary comments, we have continued strong interest in viewings of the building and we hope to be in a position, before too long, to confirm a potential occupiera.

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Councilas economic growth leader, commented: aRedhill is one of our key business development sites which is nearing full occupancy.A It is really going from strength to strength and the completion of the Triton development is a significant milestone.A Its success is good news for Staffordshire and brings added confidence to potential investors.A It is also further testament to our hard work and demonstrates the commitment of our business partners.A Ultimately this will mean more jobs for people in Staffordshire.a

Trebor/Rockspring are represented by joint agents, Avison Young and JLL.

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Prime Point 14 Planning Granted

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Trebor Developments and Seddon Developmentsa joint venture to develop further industrial units in Staffordshire has been granted detailed planning approval consent.

The scheme will deliver 2 large quality units, capable of production (B2) or distribution use (B8), being 66,000 and 78,000 sq ft.

Work on site will commence in Spring 2017, allowing for buildings to be occupied by the end of next year.A The speculative development is being undertaken to deliver much needed quality industrial accommodation in the Staffordshire area.

The consent was granted on the same day as Treboras adjacent speculative industrial development achieved practical completion, Triton at Redhill Business Park, providing 115,000 sq ft of quality accommodation for immediate occupation and in which strong interest has already been shown.

Bob Tattrie, Managing Partner of Trebor Developments, on behalf of Trebor/Seddon commented: aThe granting of planning is the next milestone to us developing this key site, located a short distance from Junction 14 of the M6.A The size of units proposed meets a gap in the Midlands/Staffordshire market for quality industrial accommodation of this type. A It is now full steam ahead to deliver in 2017a.

The development partners have appointed BNP Paribas and Savills as joint marketing agents.

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Trebor launches Triton speculative development, Stafford

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Individuals from left to right: Bob Tattrie (Managing Partner, Trebor), Mark Winnington (Staffordshire County Council Leader of Economic Growth), John Flynn (Physical Regeneration Group Leader, Staffordshire County Council), Rod Mordey (European Director, Rockspring)

Leading Midlands commercial developer, Trebor Developments, working with funding partner, Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP (aRockspringa), held an agentsa launch on Thursday 3rd November 2016, for Triton, their 115,185 sq ft speculative industrial development in Stafford, that will be ready for occupation by Christmas 2016.

The event was attended by over 30 commercial agents.A Strong interest has already been shown in the building by a range of potential occupiers, on both a leasehold and freehold basis.

Redhill Business Park is set to become Staffordshireas premier employment location with Alstom having committed to two buildings totalling circa 350,000 sq. ft.A The location of Redhill Business Park, within one mile of Junction 14 of the M6, accessed by dual carriageway, makes it an ideal manufacturing and distribution location.

Bob Tattrie, Managing Partner for Trebor Developments, on behalf of the Partners, commented; aThe building is looking fantastic and potential occupiers can now see the true scale and prominence of the location of the building.A We are pleased with the number of enquiries we have received to date for the potential purchase or letting of the premises.A Triton is the only new build industrial accommodation its size that will be available for occupation in 2017 along the M6 from the north of Birmingham to Staffordshire and can meet a wide range of occupier requirements.a

Trebor and Rockspring are represented by joint agents, Avison Young and Jones Lang LaSalle.

Staffordshireas business success highlighted in Parliament

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Staffordshireas success in attracting and retaining global businesses has been highlighted in Parliament today.

MPs welcome the news that General Electric (GE) has started construction on the second of its two new world class research and manufacturing facilities at Staffordshire County Councilas Redhill Business Park in Stafford.

The success was highlighted by Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy as part of Prime Ministeras Questions.

Speaking at the session, Prime Minister Theresa May said:A aI am delighted to hear of GEas commitment to Stafford.A However it is more than just a commitment to Stafford, it is a commitment to the UK as a whole and to the future of our economy.A I want the UK to be global leader in free trade, and we are listening to businesses around the country and the importance they place on free trade.a

The county councilas economy leader Mark Winnington said:A aAcross Staffordshire we are seeing continued optimism by businesses, and with our success highlighted in Parliament today, this can only strengthen it further.

aAs well as General Electric, we have recently seen Spanish automotive parts supplier Gestamp cementing their commitment to Staffordshire by choosing to build a AL70million new facility in the county, so it is able to expand and grow its workforce.

aThe county council works closely with businesses, developers and other partners to further increase Staffordshireas economic growth. We are working hard to ensure we can continue to attract global businesses to Staffordshire, so they can experience the benefits of a county that is creating the right conditions for business growth, and is an attractive place to live and visit.a

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